My Tips on Sticking to the Plan and Loving It
It was two months ago when I dived in with full force into the Paleo, well Paleo(-ish), world. By full force I mean that I gave up cow milk in my coffee, the one non-paleo thing I held on to until the very end of my Paleo warm up. Not to say that it's been easy or that there hasn't been any slips. But there has been rewards on feeling more alert, more energized and capable every time I do stay committed.
So here's a quick run down of 6 easy things that helped me stay on track and in love with the Paleo diet.
Is milk good or bad for you?
Consuming milk in adulthood, especially from other animals, is an interesting thing. On one hand it seems to be entirely unnatural, after all we are the only mammals doing it. But on the other hand, milk is very nutritions and has many benefits to human health. But do the benefits outweigh the harm?
How often can you say (speak the truth)
Wow, there is nothing that I'm not already doing for my body!
There is always something else you can add, do more of or do better. As I see it, the climb to the top is endless – you can always go higher and even higher. And I call it a climb because, when it comes to fitness or wellness overall, it isn't easy and there needs to be ongoing upward progress.
Having said that, last week I realized that I've been taking a nice stroll around the same spot instead.
So I made a pledge to challenge my body, my culinary ability and my mental stamina. And here's is how it went, the recipes that made it possible and how I made through it.
I saw this documentary, The Perfect Human Diet by broadcast journalist C.J. Hunt, about two weeks ago, spilling some very harsh opinions on wheat, especially whole wheat and legumes (a Vegetarian's best friends). And whether the claims in the film are true or not, it was enough to get me curious.
So yes, I am going Paleo(-ish)!
Now, here is why I am doing it...
I once read a quote from a fitness trainer posted by a friend on my Facebook timeline a year or two ago, and it said something along the lines of if you are hungry before lunchtime, your breakfast sucked. Being a proponent of eating every couple of hours for as long as I could remember, at first I rejected the idea. But then it got me thinking, what if he is right?